Massive week for Celtic FC Foundation
CELTIC will reinforce the club’s charitable roots this week with two special matches.
A Hoops select will take on Spanish giants Villarreal in a unique game at El Madrigal Stadium on Wednesday to raise money and awareness for United by Hope – a campaign fund which seeks to assist a research project into child cancer.
The game has been part-organised by the Celtic Submari CSC, a Villarreal supporters’ group that started life 10 years ago when the Bhoys played the Spanish side in the UEFA Cup, and has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years.
The game will then be followed by the Maestrio match at Celtic Park on Sunday September 7 where club legend Paul McStay will lead a team of Celtic heroes against a star-studded side gathered by Rio Ferdinand.
Tony Hamilton, CEO Celtic FC Foundation, said: “This is a massive week for Celtic and the Club’s charitable work with the Maestrio dinner and match scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday. I am delighted that the club has also chosen to continue a 10-year-old friendship with Villarreal and I’m delighted to be attending that match in Spain on Wednesday.
“Like Celtic, charity and community are hugely important at El Madrigal and our friends at Villarreal and the supporters there - the Celtic Submari CSC - have set themselves a target to raise funds for a children’s cancer charity, and I am delighted that we can support that.”
The Villarreal game, kick-off 7:45pm, can be watched by all subscribers on Celtic TV. Click HERE for details
Tom Cullen swaps Downton Abbey for Maestrio match
ACTOR Tom Cullen will swap Downton Abbey for Paradise next month when he takes part in the MAESTRIO charity match on Sunday, September 7.
Tom will be lining up for Rio Ferdinand’s All-Stars against Paul McStay’s Maestros in the special match at Celtic Park. And he’ll be joining the likes of comedian Jack Whitehall, actor Ralf Little and One Direction star, Louis Tomlinson, who are all in Rio’s squad, along with a host of past and present football stars.
And McStay’s Maestro’s can also boast of some big-name showbiz stars, including actors James McAvoy and Martin Compston, and Greg McHugh, star of the hit TV show, Gary, Tank Commander.
The MAESTRIO charity match, sponsored by Flip and Magners, takes place at Celtic Park on Sunday, September 7.
Net proceeds will be split between Celtic FC Foundation and the Rio Ferdinand Foundation and donations will be made to main beneficiaries UNICEF and War Child, to help their humanitarian work in a number of Middle East countries.
Tickets for the Maestrio Charity Match are now on general sale, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (maximum of 10 per person).
They are available to purchase ONLINE, by calling 0871 226 1888***, by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office or the Club’s retail outlets at Argyle Street, Sauchiehall Street, Clydebank, Coatbridge or East Kilbride.
Premium tickets (£35) and corporate packages (£125) are also available by calling 0871 226 1888*** (option 4) or emailing email@example.com
* Celtic FC Foundation is a registered charity in Scotland, number SC024648.
** Rio Ferdinand Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1151127.
*** Calls cost up to 10p per minute, telecoms provider dependent. Mobile and other provider charges may vary. For customer enquiries relating to existing purchases only, please call 0141 551 4493.
MAESTRIO GUARD OF HONOUR SPACES NOW AVAILABLE
CELTIC FC Foundation and the Rio Ferdinand Foundation have a fantastic opportunity for 13 youngsters (recommended age 7 -13) to take part in the official Guard of Honour to welcome both McStay’s Maestros and Rio's All Stars squads on to the park for the Maestrio Charity Match on Sunday, September 7, kick-off 2pm.
From 7pm this evening (Wednesday), 13 places are available to purchase from the Celtic FC Foundation’s official eBay page at the “Buy it now” price of £225. Click HERE for details.
Each Guard will be kitted out in shorts, socks and Maestrio Charity Match t-shirt. They will proudly fly their flag and welcome both teams on to the hallowed turf at Celtic Park.
The package includes two premium seats in the North Stand, with access to the lounges, for the guard and their parent/guardian.
Net proceeds will be split equally between Celtic FC Foundation and the Rio Ferdinand Foundation.
Donations will be made to UNICEF and War Child to assist in their humanitarian work in a number of current Middle East countries.
Guard of Honour Place Price - £225
Note – additional premium tickets can be purchased at £35.
There’s still time to play your part and support this unique charity event, which epitomises the core essence of our club’s humble beginnings.
Tickets for the game, sponsored by Flip and Magners, are on general sale, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (maximum of 10 per person).
They are available to purchase ONLINE, by calling 0871 226 1888*, by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office or the Club’s retail outlets at Argyle Street, Sauchiehall Street, Clydebank, Coatbridge or East Kilbride.
Premium tickets (£35) and corporate packages (£125) are also available by calling 0871 226 1888* (option 4) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For customer enquiries relating to existing purchases only, please call 0141 551 4493.
* Calls cost up to 10p per minute, telecoms provider dependent. Mobile and other provider charges may vary.